PickledBeads

Custom . Handcrafted . Keepsake Jewelry

North Carolina, United States · 4658 Sales

PickledBeads

Custom . Handcrafted . Keepsake Jewelry

North Carolina, United States 4658 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(919)
Shop owner

Kris

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Announcement   Today's LEAD TIME for creation is 3-5 business days. I ship Monday - Friday. (Lead time subject to change frequently over the summer and will be updated daily. The lead time you see at the time you place your order is accurate. This also prints on your receipt.)

Regular U.S. shipping takes 2-5 days transit. Priority Shipping (2-3 days TRANSIT after creation) is available at checkout. Purchasing Priority shipping does not expedite the creation of your order (just makes the USPS get it there faster!) INTERNATIONAL shipping to Canada and other countries can take 2-6 weeks.

I specialize in memorializing special occasions with jewelry! New baby? The baby and/or her big sister needs a gift to help start the bond! Love your Mom or Grandma? Offer her a gift with the children's names or birthstones. Is a child being baptized or Christened? I can create the perfect pearl bracelet or necklace. A young lady is turning 16? Treat her to a sterling silver Sweet 16 key chain. The possibilities are endless and I can help you celebrate these joyous milestones with the perfect gift.

What makes this shop different from all the others?
1. Customer service. I am committed to answering your questions quickly, thoroughly and with a smile (even though you can't see me!) This is my full-time job. I work from 7am until 5pm Mon-Fri. Most nights and weekends too - but expect slower responses on nights and weekends since I'm trying to enjoy some family time :)

2. Quality components = Quality products. The BEST components are not the cheapest. You get what you pay for. My softly rounded sterling silver letters are perfect for your princess and lay nicely against her tender skin. These letters cost more than the traditional block letters. The strong heart shaped lobster clasp is a very nice finishing touch and the extender chain is substantial enough to withstand a toddler's tugs. FRESHWATER PEARLS cost more than Swarovski or Cultura pearls (and last forever!) and are the safest choices for children's jewelry. The coating on Swarovski and Cultura pearls chips off over time. I use only STERLING SILVER components that won't turn green!

3. Experience and Perfectionism. I have been in business since 2003 and I am an expert at my craft. I have strong relationships with my suppliers who help guide me to the strongest, highest quality components. And this is one job that pays to be a perfectionist! No sloppy, hastily made products come out of my shop. Ever.

4. Deluxe Packaging. After you have carefully chosen the perfect gift, you want to make sure it arrives in tact and presents itself in way that will light up the eyes of the recipient. All of my bracelets, key chains and rosaries are placed in an organza gift bag. Necklaces and earrings are placed on sturdy display cards. These are all then tucked inside a high quality gift box with my logo. The gift box is then tied with ribbon and placed in a strong corrugated shipping BOX. Most vendors mail their item in a padded envelope. Do you know what happens to that gift box (IF they even give you one) during transit? SQUISH! That's not a very pretty presentation. I spare no expense in making sure you are proud of your gift when you present it. The recipient will immediately recognize this gift is something special!
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I take pride in my work and stand behind it 100%. When you order from Pickled Beads Jewelry, you not only get the very best quality and construction, you'll receive the best service as well.

I'm a proud EtsyKids Team Member!

I love custom requests and I can tweak the design of any of the items in my shop. If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, just contact me.

A little about the components that I use:

STERLING SILVER
All beads, letter cubes, clasps, findings, and optional charms.
Sterling Silver is the highest quality of silver available in terms of beauty and strength. Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, the copper is added to give the silver strength.

FRESHWATER PEARLS
I order freshwater pearls from the world's top suppliers. They Grade A, round, and gorgeous! They are 100% lead-free - which is what you want for children. I have larger pearls reserved for adult jewelry.

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS
Genuine 32% lead "Strauss" crystal from Swarovski of Austria. These are more expensive than other crystal types but they have the best sparkle. Designs with these crystals should only be purchased for kids who no longer put "everything" in their mouth or who are old enough to know not to eat the crystals.

BIRTHSTONE CRYSTALS
If I ever mention birthstones, these are all Swarovski Crystals. Common gemstone names have been given to the crystals that most resemble them. I occasionally use actual gemstones but the description will be very clear when gemstones are being used.

CAT'S EYE BEADS
Cat's Eye Beads are beads made of optical fiber in a manner that make them reflect light in different ways with each shift in angle. A narrow beam of light hued glass running through their middle makes them resemble cat's eyes, hence the name, Cat's Eye Beads. They have been approved by the CPSC to be safe to use in children's jewelry.

GOLD-FILLED BEADS
Unlike gold plated beads that only uses a microscopic film of gold, hence the gold coming off, gold-filled beads have a layer of karat gold, not just a microscopic film. 14k gold filled is at least 14/20th gold by weight.

Attention California Residents - Proposition 65 WARNING:

Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Swarovski crystals contain lead.

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 20, 2016

Today's LEAD TIME for creation is 3-5 business days. I ship Monday - Friday. (Lead time subject to change frequently over the summer and will be updated daily. The lead time you see at the time you place your order is accurate. This also prints on your receipt.)

Regular U.S. shipping takes 2-5 days transit. Priority Shipping (2-3 days TRANSIT after creation) is available at checkout. Purchasing Priority shipping does not expedite the creation of your order (just makes the USPS get it there faster!) INTERNATIONAL shipping to Canada and other countries can take 2-6 weeks.

I specialize in memorializing special occasions with jewelry! New baby? The baby and/or her big sister needs a gift to help start the bond! Love your Mom or Grandma? Offer her a gift with the children's names or birthstones. Is a child being baptized or Christened? I can create the perfect pearl bracelet or necklace. A young lady is turning 16? Treat her to a sterling silver Sweet 16 key chain. The possibilities are endless and I can help you celebrate these joyous milestones with the perfect gift.

What makes this shop different from all the others?
1. Customer service. I am committed to answering your questions quickly, thoroughly and with a smile (even though you can't see me!) This is my full-time job. I work from 7am until 5pm Mon-Fri. Most nights and weekends too - but expect slower responses on nights and weekends since I'm trying to enjoy some family time :)

2. Quality components = Quality products. The BEST components are not the cheapest. You get what you pay for. My softly rounded sterling silver letters are perfect for your princess and lay nicely against her tender skin. These letters cost more than the traditional block letters. The strong heart shaped lobster clasp is a very nice finishing touch and the extender chain is substantial enough to withstand a toddler's tugs. FRESHWATER PEARLS cost more than Swarovski or Cultura pearls (and last forever!) and are the safest choices for children's jewelry. The coating on Swarovski and Cultura pearls chips off over time. I use only STERLING SILVER components that won't turn green!

3. Experience and Perfectionism. I have been in business since 2003 and I am an expert at my craft. I have strong relationships with my suppliers who help guide me to the strongest, highest quality components. And this is one job that pays to be a perfectionist! No sloppy, hastily made products come out of my shop. Ever.

4. Deluxe Packaging. After you have carefully chosen the perfect gift, you want to make sure it arrives in tact and presents itself in way that will light up the eyes of the recipient. All of my bracelets, key chains and rosaries are placed in an organza gift bag. Necklaces and earrings are placed on sturdy display cards. These are all then tucked inside a high quality gift box with my logo. The gift box is then tied with ribbon and placed in a strong corrugated shipping BOX. Most vendors mail their item in a padded envelope. Do you know what happens to that gift box (IF they even give you one) during transit? SQUISH! That's not a very pretty presentation. I spare no expense in making sure you are proud of your gift when you present it. The recipient will immediately recognize this gift is something special!
********************************************************************************************
I take pride in my work and stand behind it 100%. When you order from Pickled Beads Jewelry, you not only get the very best quality and construction, you'll receive the best service as well.

I'm a proud EtsyKids Team Member!

I love custom requests and I can tweak the design of any of the items in my shop. If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, just contact me.

A little about the components that I use:

STERLING SILVER
All beads, letter cubes, clasps, findings, and optional charms.
Sterling Silver is the highest quality of silver available in terms of beauty and strength. Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, the copper is added to give the silver strength.

FRESHWATER PEARLS
I order freshwater pearls from the world's top suppliers. They Grade A, round, and gorgeous! They are 100% lead-free - which is what you want for children. I have larger pearls reserved for adult jewelry.

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS
Genuine 32% lead "Strauss" crystal from Swarovski of Austria. These are more expensive than other crystal types but they have the best sparkle. Designs with these crystals should only be purchased for kids who no longer put "everything" in their mouth or who are old enough to know not to eat the crystals.

BIRTHSTONE CRYSTALS
If I ever mention birthstones, these are all Swarovski Crystals. Common gemstone names have been given to the crystals that most resemble them. I occasionally use actual gemstones but the description will be very clear when gemstones are being used.

CAT'S EYE BEADS
Cat's Eye Beads are beads made of optical fiber in a manner that make them reflect light in different ways with each shift in angle. A narrow beam of light hued glass running through their middle makes them resemble cat's eyes, hence the name, Cat's Eye Beads. They have been approved by the CPSC to be safe to use in children's jewelry.

GOLD-FILLED BEADS
Unlike gold plated beads that only uses a microscopic film of gold, hence the gold coming off, gold-filled beads have a layer of karat gold, not just a microscopic film. 14k gold filled is at least 14/20th gold by weight.

Attention California Residents - Proposition 65 WARNING:

Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Swarovski crystals contain lead.

Kris

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Kris

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(919)
Inga Schuchard

Inga Schuchard on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is such a pretty christening gift. The shop owner promptly confirmed the charms we wanted and shipped quickly after ordering.

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze on Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully crafted "heirloom" bracelet! Baby's first piece of jewelry to love and cherish. Excellent communication with this compassionate artist who puts her heart into her creation and you, in return, will be a completely satisfied customer !! Will be back again for the next new baby !

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About

Meet Kris

I first started making jewelry in 2003 after "retiring" from 10 years in a highly stressful corporate sales environment. Jewelry design started out as my creative outlet/hobby with adult personalized items that I created as gifts, but as my baby girl got older, I started creating little things for her and realized that there weren't many artisans designing high quality jewelry for children. In 2009, I decided to open a shop on Etsy as a full time job and focus mainly on classically styled children's jewelry. (Back then - there were only 2 of us creating jewelry for children on Etsy!!) I still love the special adult personalized items, too...since that's where it all began.

Pickled Beads is a funny name, huh? It came from an inside joke that my late father and I had about pickled beets. Naming my business after a "play on words" that reminds me of Dad means a great deal. I like to think that he is looking down on me and is proud of my little shop (and happy that I'm putting my Business degree to good use).

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    Designing and creating jewelry since 2003. This started as a creative outlet and way to work from home while still spending quality time with my family. My business has grown a lot since those simple days and I'm so thankful ♥

Shop policies

Last updated on July 20, 2016
LEAD TIME IS 3-5 business days (MON-FRI).

Hello and welcome to Pickled Beads Jewelry where you'll find Superior Quality Baby Bracelets, Name Bracelets, Big Sister Gifts, Mother's Bracelets, Personalized Jewelry, Monogram Necklaces, Unique Personalized Gifts and elegant Wedding Jewelry. Perfect heartfelt personalized gifts!

Free Gift Packaging!! All items are placed in a chocolate brown jewelry gift box with my logo on the outside and then tied with coordinating ribbon. (Bracelets are first placed in a pretty organza gift bag.) Multiple purchases will be placed in one gift box unless otherwise requested. I'm happy to ship your order directly to the gift recipient and include a free gift note. Just let me know!

I'm a proud EtsyKids Team member!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
All credit cards are accepted. I also accept Etsy gift cards! Sales tax of 6.75% is added to orders shipped to North Carolina.

Cancellation of order will be accepted as long as creation has not begun on your item and if your order was not "custom".
Shipping
LEAD TIME IS 3-5 business days. (MON-FRI).

IMPORTANT: Priority Shipping is a shipping upgrade, not a creation expedite. After the lead time for creation, USPS First Class takes 2-4 days transit (US), Mon-Sat. Priority Shipping within the US takes 2-3 business transit days and is available at checkout for $8 (I'm in NC. East coast typically takes 2 days and west coast is 3 days transit via Priority).

All items shipping within the US, Canada, and select countries ship with delivery confirmation. You will receive an email thru Etsy with the package tracking information. Not all international shipments can be tracked, although I do send you the customs declaration #, which will provide proof of shipment and may help you track a lost package in customs. I no longer offer Priority International Shipping. It only leads to disappointment :(

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
{ DUTY }: Many countries collect duty or tariffs on your parcel prior to releasing it to you. (I.E. Royal Mail Service in the United Kingdom.) These charges are your responsibility and I do not have information regarding the amount or which other countries will collect these taxes.

{ SLOW! } International shipping from the US is quite slow, sometimes taking 4-6 weeks to be received. If you have a deadline date sooner than 4 weeks from SHIP date, you may want to reconsider your purchase. Once the parcel leaves my hands, there is absolutely nothing the USPS can do to help me track your package. I am not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged packages.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be tickled with your Pickled Beads Jewelry purchase. If for some reason you are not completely happy, please contact me. Returns must be made within 14 days of receipt. Due to the personalized nature of the items, you will receive a store credit for your returned merchandise. Please contact me for the return mailing address. The shipping and handling charge is not refundable and you are responsible for return shipping.

Conditions:
* Merchandise must be in the original condition. Used items will not be accepted.
* Merchandise must be carefully packaged in a padded envelope or sturdy box, as the product may get damaged during shipping. I cannot accept or take responsibility for goods lost or damaged in return shipping.

Once your merchandise is received, I will email you to let you know that I have received the item and will issue a store credit for the merchandise, minus shipping fees.

I strive for 100% accuracy. If a mistake of any kind is made during the creation of your item, please notify me immediately. You may return the item to me, I will refund your shipping fees, correct the item, and ship it back to you within 24 hours.

{ 30 DAY WARRANTY }
I provide the finest quality components available. All bracelets are made with 49 flexible strands of solid steel coated in silky kink-free nylon. This beading wire is the strongest available and can hold up extremely well under daily stresses. However, jewelry tends to take a beating just under normal wear and everyone's threshold of 'normal' wear and tear is different. Please thoroughly inspect the product's quality immediately upon receipt. If your item becomes defective due to workmanship or defective materials, you may return your item to me within 30 days for a free repair. After 30 days, there will be a fee to repair your jewelry. Please contact me for a specific repair quote related to your situation. Prices below are for US customers.

Typical Re-stringing Charges:

Single Strand Bracelet: $15.00
Double Strand Bracelet: $20.00
Triple Strand Bracelet: $30.00
Necklace and Earring repair prices vary.
Shipping not included.

Also: Please measure for accurate wrist sizes whenever possible. The sizing chart is the "average" size, but not every child is average in size. I do offer ONE "free" resizing within 30 days. All I ask for is $5 which covers shipping and handling. Maximum additional length added will be 1". If I add over 1" to any bracelet, restringing charges will apply. This applies to US customers only. Contact me if you need resizing and live outside of the US.

***Please read the additional information section as it includes important details regarding the jewelry materials.
Additional policies and FAQs
LEAD TIME IS 3-5 business days. (MON-FRI).

I love custom orders! Contact me with any special requests.

PLEASE NOTE: All pieces are created by hand, so no two items are identical. That's the beauty of the product! Please allow for slight variances from what is shown in the photos.

Measuring Help: (I measure in US (Imperial) inches) To determine wrist size, you may wrap a string or even dental floss around the wrist and mark the length. Lay this next to a ruler or tape measure to get the size. For children, bracelet should be 1/2" - 3/4" larger than wrist size. Adult sizing can vary 1" to 1 1/4" larger, depending on the desired movement.

A little about the components that I use:

STERLING SILVER
Sterling silver is an alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.

SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS
Genuine 32% lead "Strauss" crystal from Swarovski of Austria. These are more expensive than other crystal types but they have the best sparkle and flash.

BIRTHSTONE CRYSTALS
If I ever mention birthstones, these are all Swarovski Crystals. Common Gemstone names have been given to the crystals that most resemble them. I occasionally use actual gemstones but the description will be very clear when gemstones are being used.

FRESHWATER PEARLS: Freshwater pearls are a kind of cultured pearl that comes from freshwater mussels. I am picky about the quality of my freshwater pearls and only use only round pearls with high luster and a smooth finish. Pearls are a natural product and there may be the occasional bump or blemish. The coin pearls used in necklaces are rarely flawless. Usually, ONE side is near perfect and the other side will have a nacre bump or small air pocket. This is considered normal and not a defect.

GOLD-FILLED BEADS
My gold-filled beads have a layer of 14 karat gold, not just a microscopic film. 14k gold filled is at least 14/20th gold by weight.

Attention California Residents - Proposition 65 WARNING:

Consuming foods or beverages that have been kept or served in leaded crystal products or handling products made of leaded crystal will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

There's been a lot of discussion recently about the lead found in Swarovski crystals. Lead is not harmful to humans unless it is inhaled or ingested. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SUPERVISE CHILDREN WHILE THEY ARE WEARING BEADED CRYSTAL JEWELRY. Swarovski crystals should not be ingested. With enough force, some components may become detached and pose a choking hazard. Please do not allow children to play with beads or let them place any jewelry, charms, clasps, etc. in their mouths. Do not allow your child to sleep in beaded jewelry. Many of my children's products are LEAD-FREE and I encourage you to choose wisely.

Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, will Pickled Beads Jewelry, LLC be liable for special or consequential damages that result from the use or inability to use the materials from this online store. In no event shall Pickled Beads Jewelry, LLC be liable for the injury, damage or expense arising from any materials you purchase or receive from Pickled Beads Jewelry, LLC.

CUSTOMER AGREES THAT JEWELRY CREATED BY PICKLED BEADS JEWELRY LLC IS TO BE USED UNDER ADULT SUPERVISION ONLY. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT CRYSTALS, BEADS, CHARMS AND OTHER DECORATIONS ON JEWELRY THAT IS CREATED BY PICKLED BEADS JEWELRY, LLC MAY DETACH FROM PRODUCTS AND POSE A CHOKING RISK OR MAY BE HAZARDOUS IF SWALLOWED. CUSTOMER AGREES THAT THE USE OF SUCH PRODUCTS IS ENTIRELY AT CUSTOMER'S OWN RISK.

Feel free to ask any questions.

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